Chinese culture not only constitutes the fundamental of Chinese society, but also belongs to the common assets of all mankind.The study of Chinese culture has a long history, from Chinese traditional sinology to the process of cultural exchange in modern China and Western countries, the study of Sinology, which arose in Europe and the United States, has been explored in various aspects of Chinese culture.However, looking at the current international research on Chinese culture, most of them still remain in the traditional Sinology department, they pay more attention to the study of classical theories, such as literature, history, philosophy and religion centered on Han culture, and can pay more attention to the significance of Chinese modernization or Chinese culture in contemporary development, are mostly transformed into the study of political and economic situation in East Asian regional studies.In the face of the rise of the global Chinese and China in economic, political, military and artistic creation, the tradition of sinology research in Europe and America and the current Regional research transformation are obviously not enough to understand the subjective basis of the development of Chinese culture.The old model of sinology Research in Europe and America is in the crisis of shrinking.However, in view of China’s recent Hundred Years of humanities research, but also facing the difficult to escape from the Western academic colonial predicament, and thus more and more inclined to cultural conservatism trend.

Only Taiwan, with its special historical experience, has not only preserved Chinese culture better than mainland China, but also modernized the Chinese culture under the impact of Western culture.Taiwan thus has a better advantage and can take on the heavy responsibilities of rebuilding the Chinese academic tradition and leading the international establishment of a new model of sinology research.The research center, after being established by the Ministry of Education’s Subsidy for higher education programs, is very conscious of the need to jump out of the research areas of traditional sinology and find new ways to study Chinese culture.This research center takes the concept of “Chinese language Family” (Sinophone) as the starting point, expands the research field of view to the “Chinese language” as the mother tongue of the region, we so-called “Chinese”, also does not mean the narrow “Han” or “Chinese”, but refers to the Chinese worldview has a common sense of community community.The scope of our research on Chinese culture can be covered in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, North America, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.Through this field of study, we can not only explore the diverse development of Chinese culture in different regions, but also interact with other cultures in the world in the process of globalization.Also can grasp the common core of the Chinese culture, because even if the different Chinese regions, their cultural manifestations are different, but they can be attributed to the Chinese culture this set, we can still find the main body of this cultural identity basis.Our study of the Chinese culture, therefore, can jump out of the traditional Chinese culture as the center of a single discussion, and from the perspective of cultural “subjectivity”, through the cross-cultural comparison of typology, from the differences with other people, to produce individual cultural subjectivity of self-identity.

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